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Opening: Sat 23 Nov 2019, 7 pm
Exhibition: 24 Nov – 08 Dec 2019
Gallery of VICAS art studio
Vietnam National Institute of Cultural and Art Studies
32 Hao Nam st., Dong Da dist., Hanoi

From Heritage Space:

Heritage Space proudly introduce BEYOND DESTRUCTION – the final exhibition of our annual contemporary international art exchange project called ‘Month of Art Practice – MAP 2019’.

As the theme of the project Month of Art Practice, BEYOND DESTRUCTION kindles inspirations and rationales for the incipience of artists’ interrogations and quests for the ‘beyond’ places, which can be in manifold space-time realities, the inner mind, and personal cognition. In addition, incipience here also institutes various, adverse or exquisite contemplation about ‘Destruction’ hidden under implications and metaphors in real life, in unceasing transformations of mind, and in endless furious collisions of contemporary events reflecting history. BEYOND DESTRUCTION presents the art works of 15 artists from Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Germany, Myanmar, and Vietnam. They can be in different art forms: video, photography, performance, fine arts, installation, concepts, excerpts. Refined from field research and voyages through visible or invisible lands, those art works depict both ambiguously and meticulously the shape of the lands and the identity of decay in artists’ deeply personal ways.


Aung Myat Htay (Myanmar), Aya Momose (Japan), Đặng Hồng Anh (Vietnam), Dương Nguyên Hoài Nam (Vietnam), Fuyuka Shindo (Japan), Hà Đào (Vietnam), Huệ Nguyễn (Vietnam), InYoung Yeo (Korea), Lê Đình Chung (Vietnam), Lê Quỳnh Trang (Vietnam), Nguyễn Hữu Hải Duy (Vietnam), Nguyễn L.Chi (Vietnam), Till Ansgar Baumhauer (Germany), Minja Gu (Korea), Quỳnh Đông (Switzerland).

Not only the artists, the other participants who considerably contributed into exhibition ‘BEYOND DESTRUCTION’ are selected art experts, who are established in the international art scene, including curator, scholar, researcher and artist. They involved as independent consultants, and acting as mentor for Vietnamese artists in sharping ideas and improving the final works.

Leeji Hong (Korea) / Li-heng Lee (Taiwan) / Pil Joo Jung (Korea)
Jennifer Vanderpool (United States) / Trần Trọng Vũ (Vietnam)

About MAP, founded by artist Trần Trọng Vũ, it aims to create an exchange and educational platform in Contemporary Art for young emerging Vietnamese artists with establish selected international artists around the world. The project also creates opportunities of interaction and dialogue between artists and communities, in order to improve the understanding and experiments in Contemporary Arts for normal people by series of public programs. By then, it is effort to remove the gap between new arts/ artists and society.

For further information on the project and artists involved, please visit here.

Month of Arts Practice – M.A.P 2019 is organized with the support of Cultural and Creative Hubs Vietnam which is co-sponsored by the European Union and the British Council. The project also receives subsidies from the Korea Foundation, Goethe Institute in Hanoi and Ms. Nguyen Hong Minh the president of TID group (Hanoi, Vietnam). The exhibition is generously sponsored by VICAS art studio (Hanoi, Vietnam).

Media partners of MAP 2019 are Hanoi Grapevine – an online platform for information on Vietnamese culture and arts – and Mekong Cultural Hub (MCH) – a cultural and artistic network for countries in the Mekong Subregion and Taiwan.

Heritage Space is a combination of an art gallery, a library, a concert hall, co-working office, residency space, artist studios and some open-stages, which has the capacity to host art exhibitions, music events, educational programs, multi-creative forms, artist-in-residency programs and others. Run by a group of curators, artists, researchers, musicians and architects, Heritage Space’s mission is to become a HUB for individuals and groups working on multi-disciplines from both inside and outside of the country to support and develop the creative industries in Vietnam.

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Heritage Space
Fl.02 Block B, Vietnamese Institute of Art & Cultural Studies (VICAS)
32 Hao Nam st., Dong Da dist., Hanoi
Tel: 024 6254 3319 – Hotline: 090 282 6769
Email: [email protected]
Opening: 10 am – 5 pm, Tuesday to Sunday


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